Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform

OUT NOW: A new addition to the Crime Prevention and Security Management series Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform. Author Paul Almond has written an innovative account of the international emergence of corporate manslaughter offences to criminalise deaths in the workplace during the last twenty years, identifying the limitations of health and safety regulation that have prompted this development. For a […]

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Action Fraud Scheme

Four police forces in the West Midlands have joined the Action Fraud scheme. Action Fraud is a service run by the National Fraud Authority whose job it is to co-ordinate the UK’s response to fraud. The purpose of the scheme is to act as a single point of contact for the public to report incidents of fraud, these are then […]

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Home Office announces new support to tackle gang and youth violence

The Home Office recently announced that they would be spending an additional £500,000 to help communities combat youth violence. They also announced the expansion of their Ending Gang and Youth Violence frontline team to cover four more priority areas. Gang culture is a major influence on knife crime, being a factor in as much as 60% of cases according to […]

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Crash for Cash Insurance Fraud – Don’t be a victim

Prof. Martin Gill recently spoke about the phenomenon of ‘crash for cash’ insurance fraud on a video produced by the Insurance Fraud Bureau. This type of insurance fraud adds an estimated £50 to the annual insurance costs of individual policyholders. It can also be a contributing factor to organised crime, with the proceeds of insurance fraud funding more serious crime, […]

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More From Retail Fraud ‘On The Road’ Conference

Last week our Director, Martin Gill, chaired the Retail Fraud ‘On The Road’ Conference in Leicester. He reported back on a wide array of very good speakers reflecting on such diverse topics as learning from the Olympics to issues involved in centralising a Loss Prevention team. Martin also gave a breakfast briefing in which he reported on some of the issues that […]

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British Retail Consortium Retail Crime and Loss Prevention Convention 2012

Yesterday our Director, Martin Gill gave a talk on the state of the security sector in which he pointed to both positive trends, not least the growing perception that contract security providers can deliver, and less positive ones, the relatively low status of security functions within business. He felt that the Police Crime Commissioners may provide an opportunity to increase […]

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